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PROGRAM

THURSDAY 7 MARCH 2019

08:00-10:30
Medtronic CoreValve EvolutR Implanters Meeting
Attend this session if you want
To learn the latest advances in TAVI using Medtronic EvolutR systems
To learn tips and tricks from advanced TAVI proctors and operators
To share your ideas on clinical problem solving
Meet the Expert: Jean Claude Laborde
Challenging cases and more…
10:30-11:00
Networking coffee break
11:00-12:30
TAVI Challenges & Complications
Attend this session if you want
To learn from the personal experience of TAVI operators
To share your tricks in TAVI
To be the part of the discussion on difficult problem solving in TAVI
Chairmen: Maciej Dąbrowski, Zenon Huczek, Radosław Parma, Piotr Suwalski
11:00-11:10
Hydra TAVI procedure (Maciej Dąbrowski)
11:10-11:20
TAVI-in-TAVI – new clinical scenario (Zenon Huczek)
11:20-11:30
Clinical case (Piotr Kubler)
11:30-11:40
Clinical case (Piotr Olszówka)
11:40-11:50
Clinical case (Piotr Suwalski)
11:50-12:00
Clinical case (Aleksander Araszkiewicz)
12:00-12:10
Clinical case (Jan Rychter)
12:10-12:20
Clinical case S3 (Radosław Parma)
12:30-12:45
Networking coffee break
12:45-13:45
Simpler and safer TAVI
Attend this session if you want
To know how to simplify TAVI
To learn the latest technology facilitating TAVI procedures
Chairmen: Marek Grygier, Piotr Kubler, Piotr Olszówka, Damian Hudziak, Robert Gil
12:45-12:55
Feasibility with the new expandable Isleeve sheet (Kim Won-Keun)
12:55-13:05
MANTA Vascular Closure Device (Radosław Parma)
13:05-13:15
PerQSeal Vascular Closure Device (Andrzej Ochała)
13:15-13:25
S3 procedure simplification-early discharge (Marco Barbanti)
13:25-13:35
Left-ventricular wire rapid pacing in TAVI procedures – how to set for success (TBD)
13:35-13:45
Local anaesthesia for procedure simplification and shortening (Gintautas Bieliauskas)
Discussion
13:45-14:30
Lunch
14:30-15:15
THT Conference Opening with Heart Team Awards 2019
Attend this session if you want
To join leaders of structural heart interventions
To know the factors stimulating and limiting TAVI revolution
To share your views on TAVI development in your country
Chairmen: Andrzej Ochała, Adam Witkowski, Wojciech Wojakowski
14:30-14:40
Conference opening, Golden Heart Award
14:40-14:55
Remaining TAVI limitations in 2019 (Awardee)
14:55-15:05
TAVI perspectives in Poland 2019 (Adam Witkowski)
15:05-15:15
Valve for Life – EAPCI initiative to improve the use of transcatheter valve therapies in Europe (Adam Witkowski)
15:15-16:15
Breaking TAVI barriers
Attend this session if you want
To learn about problem-solving in most challenging TAVI situations
To master advanced techniques in TAVI
Experts: Andrzej Ochała, Adam Witkowski, Wojciech Wojakowski, Maciej Lesiak, Jacek Legutko, Witold Rużyłło, Marian Zembala, Marek Deja, Janusz Kochman
15:15-15:25
Next Generation mechanical expandable valve – Lotus Edge (Adam Witkowski)
15:25-15:35
Bicuspid aortic valve implantation with Sapien 3 (TBD)
15:35-15:45
RCA to SVC fistula closure in patient with IM and IT following MitrClip procedures (Jerzy Pręgowski)
15:45-15:55
Sutureless aortic valve implantation: SAVR is here to stay (Thomas Modine)
15:55-16:05
Next Generation Accurate Neo2 (Kim Won-Keun)
16:05-16:15
Transcaval approach as the secondary access in TAVI patients (Gintautas Bieliauskas)
16:15-16:25
TAVI for degenerated TAVI/AVR prostheses using S3 device (Dariusz Jagielak)
16:25-17:00
Networking coffee break
17:00-18:30
Edwards Ultra System Launch Symposium
19:00
THT Dinner

FRIDAY 8 MARCH 2019

08:30-10:00
Most challenging structural cases of the year
Attend this session if you want
To learn advanced techniques in structural heart interventions
To know novel solutions in interventional hardware design
To share your experience with the Heart Team community
Chairmen: Kazimierz Widenka, Janusz Kochman, Sławomir Dobrzycki, Krzysztof Kuśmierski, Piotr Kubler
08:30-08:40
An unexpected TAVI complication (TBD)
08:40-08:50
LAAO (Radosław Pracoń)
08:50-09:00
MitraClip Challenging case (Jarosław Trebacz)
09:00-09:10
LAAO (Witold Streb)
09:10-09:20
Most challenging LAAO case (Marek Grygier)
09:20-09:30
Structural Case (Jerzy Sacha)
09:30-09:40
Most challenging TAVI case (Jarosław Trębacz)
09:40-09:50
TAVI case (Dariusz Jagielak)

FRIDAY 8 MARCH 2019

08:30-10:00
Interventional stroke treatment

Attend this session if you want

To know the plans of interventional stroke treatment network in Poland
To learn the solution to interventional stroke treatment in the Czech Republic
To master skills of stroke treatment using dedicated hardware
To realise the need and potential of cerebral protection during TAVI procedures
Chairmen: Wojciech Wojakowski, Piotr Musiałek

Panelists: Václav Procházka, Jan Baron, Anetta Lasek-Bal, Bartosz Kądziołka, Stanisław Bartuś, Witold Tomalski

10:00-10:10
Interventional stroke treatment in the Czech Republic (Václav Procházka)
10:10-10:20
Multidisciplinary Management of Ischaemic Stroke in Poland: Needs, Challenges, and Implementation Pathways (Piotr Musiałek)
10:20-10:30
Interventional stroke treatment in Poland: the solution (Anetta Lasek-Bal)
10:30-10:40
How to analyse MSCT prior to interventional stroke treatment (Katarzyna Gruszczyńska)
10:40-10:50
Interventional stroke treatment using Medtronic systems (Bartosz Kądziołka)
10:50-11:00
Interventional stroke treatment using the Stryker system (TBD)
11:00-11:10
TBD
11:10-11:20
Interventional stroke treatment using the Penumbra system (TBD)
11:20-11:30
Cerebral protection during TAVI procedures: the need, approaches and outcomes (Axel Linke)
11:30-12:00
Roundtable discussion
Moderators: Václav Procházka, Bartosz Kądziołka, Piotr Musiałek
Topics:
– Thromboaspiration vs stent retriever
– Neuroprotection in tandem occlusion
– Periprocedural pharmacotherapy
– Stroke in patients with AF on NOACs
12:00-12:30
Networking coffee break

FRIDAY 8 MARCH 2019

12:00-13:30
THT Mitral, Tricuspid and Pulmonary Valve Course
Attend this session if you want
To learn the potential and outcomes of pulmonary valve interventions
To know latest dedicated solutions to treat mitral and tricuspid valve regurgitation
To identify patient populations who benefit from valvular heart diseases

Chairmen: Witold Rużyłło, Michał Tendera, Marian Zembala
Panelists: Grzegorz Smolka, Tomasz Hirnle, Dariusz Jagielak, Adam Rdzanek

12:00-12:10
Sapien and Melody to treat pulmonary artery diseases (Witold Ryżyłło)
12:10-12:20
Cardioband to treat the functional mitral valve regurgitation (Christian Frerker)
12:20-12:30
MitraClip to treat the functional mitral valve regurgitation (Wojciech Wojakowski)
12:30-12:40
Intrepid to treat the functional mitral valve regurgitation (Thomas Modine)
12:40-12:50
VinV in a box (mitral + ring, tricuspid) (Piotr Branny)
12:50-13:00
Tricuspid Regurgitation in pacemaker implantation after TAVI – influence on survival (Krzysztof Gołba)
13:00-13:10
MitraClip to treat the functional tricuspid valve regurgitation (Adam Rdzanek, Arkadiusz Pietrasik, Piotr Ścisło)
 

FRIDAY 8 MARCH 2019

THT ANAESTHESIOLOGY IN STRUCTURAL HEART INTERVENTIONS WORKSHOP
13:30-14:30
Anaesthesia during structural heart interventions: round table discussions

Chairmen: Ewa Kucewicz-Czech, Radosław Gocoł
Pannelists: Andrzej Walczak, Irena Kovger, Wojtek Domaradzki, Aleksandra Kret, Robert Musiał, Rafał Koba, Tomasz Hrapkowicz, Kazimierz Kiermasz, Tomasz Maciejewski, Marek Deja, Damian Hudziak
– General anaesthesia pro/contra
– Sedation vs local anaesthesia
– Pre- and post – procedural care

 
14:45 THT closing remarks and welcome to THT 2020

FRIDAY 8 MARCH 2019

10:00-11:30
THT Imaging Workshop
Attend this session if you want
To learn more about forthcoming innovations in echocardiography and their role in valvular heart disease
To recognise the advantages and limitations of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging in the evaluation of patients with valvular heart disease
To understand the adjunctive role of fusion imaging and intracardiac echocardiography in improving the outcome of transcatheter valve interventions
Chairmen: Zbigniew Gąsior, Olga Trojnarska, Cezary Kępka

Panellists: Karol Miszalski-Jamka, Mateusz Śpiewak, Piotr Lipiec, Piotr Ścisło

10:00-10:10
Novel echocardiographic developments – What is on the horizon? (Jarosław Kasprzak)
10:10-10:20
Echocardiography in mitral and tricuspid transcatheter interventions – What should I know? (Danuta Sorysz)
10:20-10:30
Magnetic resonance imaging – What are its uses? (Mateusz Śpiewak)
10:30-10:40
CARDIAC FUSION US/CT? (Covadonga Fernandez-Golfin)
10:40-10:50
How to become an interventional imaging specialist: a specific discipline requiring specific training (Tomasz Kukulski)
10:50-11:00
Discussion

FRIDAY 8 MARCH 2019

10:00-11:30
Wady zastawkowe- zastawka płucna
 
Prowadzące: Krystyna Czapla, Magdalena Lisiak

Panel dyskusyjny: Anna Sikora, Ewa Węglarz, Krystyna Czapla

10:00-10:15
Kwalifikacja chorego do przezskórnej implantacji czy operacyjnej wymiany zastawki płucnej (Rafał Wolny)
10:15-10:30
Opieka pielęgniarska przed, w trakcie i po zabiegu implantacji zastawki płucnej (Eliza Szklarz)
10:30-10:45
Możliwe powikłania po zabiegu wymiany zastawki płucnej (Krystyna Czapla)
10:45-11:00
Edukacja pacjenta z wadą zastawkowa serca- czy jest potrzebna? (Renata Mroczkowska)
 
Panel dyskusyjny: Edukacja pacjenta z wadą zastawkowa serca- czy jest potrzebna? 25-30 min

COURSE DIRECTORS

FACULTY

Aleksander Araszkiewicz
University of Medical Sciences, Poznań
Jan Baron
Medical University of Silesia, Katowice
Stanisław Bartuś
Jagiellonian University Medical College, Kraków
Gintautas Bieliauskas
Rigshospitalet Copenhagen, Denmark
Piotr Branny
Faculty of Medicine, Palacky University, Olomouc
Nicola Corcione
Pineta Grande Hospital – Clinica Santa Lucia, Napoli
Krystyna Czapla
Silesian Center for Heart Diseases, Zabrze
Maciej Dąbrowski
Institute of Cardiology, Warsaw
Marek Deja
Medical University of Silesia, Katowice
Sławomir Dobrzycki
Medical University, Białystok
Wojciech Domaradzki
American Heart of Poland, Bielsko-Biała
Covadonga Fernández-Golfín
Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal, Madrid
Christian Frerker
Asklepios Klinik St. Georg, Hamburg, Germany
Zbigniew Gąsior
Medical University of Silesia, Katowice
Robert Gil
Clinical Hospital of the Ministry of Interior, Warsaw
Radosław Gocoł
Medical University of Silesia, Katowice
Krzysztof Gołba
Upper Silesian Medical Centre, Katowice
Katarzyna Gruszczyńska
Medical University of Silesia, Katowice
Marek Grygier
University of Medical Sciences, Poznan
Tomasz Hirnle
Medical University of Bialystok
Tomasz Hrapkowicz
Medical University of Silesia, Zabrze
Zenon Huczek
Medical University, Warsaw
Damian Hudziak
Upper Silesian Medical Centre, Katowice
Dariusz Jagielak
Medical University, Gdańsk
Jarosław Kasprzak
Medical University of Lodz, Łódź
Bartosz Kądziołka
The Children’s Memorial Health Institute, Warsaw
Kazimierz Kiermasz
Medical University of Silesia, Katowice
Won-Keun Kim
Kerckhoff Heart Center, Bad Nauheim, Germany
Janusz Kochman
Medical University, Warsaw
Irena Kovger
Central Teaching Hospital of the Medical University, Łódź
Rafał Koba
Medical University of Silesia, Zabrze
Aleksandra Kret
American Heart of Poland, Bielsko-Biała
Ewa Kucewicz-Czech
Medical University of Silesia, Katowice
Tomasz Kukulski
Silesian Center for Heart Diseases, Zabrze
Krzysztof Kuśmierski
Institute of Cardiology, Warsaw
Piotr Kübler
Medical University, Wroclaw
Jean Claude Laborde
St. George’s Hospital London, United Kingdom
Anetta Lasek-Bal
Upper Silesian Medical Centre, Katowice
Jacek Legutko
Jagiellonian University Medical College, Kraków
Piotr Lipiec
Medical University of Lodz, Łódź
Magdalena Lisiak
Medical University, Wroclaw
Marceli Łukaszewski
Medical University, Wroclaw
Tomasz Maciejewski
Medical University of Silesia, Katowice
Karol Miszalski-Jamka
Silesian Center for Heart Diseases, Zabrze
Marcin Miś
Jan Mikulicz-Radecki University Teaching Hospital, Wrocław
Thomas Modine
Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Lille, France
Renata Mroczkowska
Upper Silesian Medical Centre, Katowice
Robert Musiał
Jagiellonian University Collegium Medicum
Piotr Musiałek
John Paul II Hospital, Krakow
Andrzej Ochała
Medical University of Silesia, Katowice
Piotr Olszówka
Department of Cardiac Surgery, Rzeszow
Radosław Parma
Upper Silesian Medical Centre, Katowice
Arkadiusz Pietrasik
Medical University, Warsaw
Radosław Pracoń
Institute of Cardiology, Warsaw
Jerzy Pręgowski
Institute of Cardiology, Warsaw
Václav Procházka
University Hospital Ostrava
Marcin Protasiewicz
Medical University, Wroclaw
Adam Rdzanek
Medical University, Warsaw
Witold Rużyłło
Institute of Cardiology, Warsaw
Jan Rychter
Silesian Center for Heart Diseases, Zabrze
Francesco Saia
University of Bologna, Policlinico S. Orsola-Malpighi – Bologna, Italy
Anna Sikora
Upper Silesian Medical Centre, Katowice
Martin Sluka
University Hospital Olomouc, Czech Republic
Grzegorz Smolka
Medical University of Silesia, Katowice
Tomasz Smyk
The Pope John Paul II Voivodeship Hospital, Zamość
Danuta Sorysz
Jagiellonian University Medical College, Krakow
Witold Streb
Silesian Center for Heart Diseases, Zabrze
Piotr Suwalski
Clinical Hospital of the Ministry of Interior, Warsaw
Eliza Szklarz
Silesian Center for Heart Diseases, Zabrze
Piotr Ścisło
Medical University, Warsaw
Mateusz Śpiewak
Institute of Cardiology, Warsaw
Witold Tomalski
Medical University of Silesia, Katowice
Jarosław Trębacz
Jagiellonian University Medical College, Kraków
Olga Trojnarska
Poznan University of Medical Science
Andrzej Walczak
Central Teaching Hospital of the Medical University, Łódź
Ewa Węglarz
Kazimierz Widenka
Department of Cardiac Surgery, Rzeszow
Adam Witkowski
Institute of Cardiology, Warsaw
Wojciech Wojakowski
Medical University of Silesia, Katowice
Alexander Wolf
Elisabeth Hospital Essen, Essen
Rafał Wolny
Institute of Cardiology, Warsaw
Grzegorz Wysoczański
Medical University, Wroclaw
Marian Zembala
Medical University of Silesia, Zabrze

ACCREDITED BY

Section of Cardiac Surgery
Section of Echocardiography
Section of Valvular Heart Diseases
Section of Cardiological Magnetic Resonance and Computed Tomography
Nurses and Medical Technician Section of the Polish Cardiac Society

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